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#1 posted 05-23-2018 04:12 PM

Check out the following article. It is focused specifically on dado considerations with a SawStop.

-Trent from SawStop

- TrentDavis


Thank you! That is helpful. Great advice from everyone else as well. It was Rockler that was recommending the Super Dado, not Woodcraft. I will go with the recommended Dewalt. Seems that @ $123 on Amazon right now it is compatible and the perfect SawStop solution.

Is the Forest the same type/design? Just more expensive? I prefer to get a flat cut so of the Dewalt does NOT perform as well, I will buy a Forest.

Sailsnsaws – Yikes! I bet that startled you a bit.

- BroncoBrian

The DW dado set is a very good performer and a great value, that also happens to be compatible with the SS. The design is similar to the Forrest’s. It gives a taste of the top shelf sets, and performs well, but I wouldn’t expect it to perform quite as well as the top sets like the Dadonator, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Freud SD508, etc. None of them offer perfectly flat bottoms, but are pretty close. Considering that most dados are hidden, I’m not sure I could justify spending $300+ for a slightly better set, but you could pickup a Ridge Carbide 6-inch Dado-Master from Holbren for ~ $190 w/free shipping if you think you need better performance.

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